Hyderabad: Upset over alleged harassment by police in the form of false cases, an elderly woman attempted to commit suicide near the Nampally court complex on Monday. The woman identified as Padma in her mid-50s, tried to immolate herself by pouring kerosene, but her attempt was foiled by onlookers.

Padma, a resident of Dilsukhnagar in the city, had come to the court complex on Monday morning. She carried with her a plastic can containing kerosene. Near the main entrance of the court complex, she emptied the kerosene on herself and tried to immolate. Onlookers immediately rushed to her rescue and foiled her attempt. She told that she was fed up of doing the rounds to the court, as the police had fixed her in false cases.

Despite repeated attempts, police are not willing to consider her case and forcing her to do rounds to the court, due to which she decided to take the extreme step, she said.

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